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February 12, 2021

Tech News InteNS1ve - all the news that fits IT - February 8 - 12

Tech News InteNS1ve provides a rundown of this week's news about IT modernization, tech adoption, and industry trends.

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Staying up-to-date with the latest news and technology trends is hard. You’re busy modernizing your company, transforming your digital environments, and creating and executing strategies for helping your business compete in today’s hyper-connected world. How can you accomplish all this and keep up with all the technology news? It would take hours to slog through every tech and business publication to find the news that's most relevant to you. We did it so you don’t have to.

Tech News InteNS1ve provides a rundown of this week's news about IT modernization, tech adoption, and industry trends.

IT Modernization and Digital Transformation

C-suite leaders across the world are navigating how they can keep pace with the changing needs of their customers and employees, with priorities shifting for e-commerce, digital selling, customer support, and employee wellbeing and engagement. In a recent article for The Enterprisers Project, Shabnoor Shah outlines some top leadership imperatives for 2021, including:

  • Becoming more collaborative digital leaders
  • Designing a digital culture
  • Prioritizing data ethics and security
  • Re-examining the role of social media

For more information, check out the article, Digital Transformation: Leadership Imperatives for 2021.

Given these priorities, digital transformation is expected to be an urgent priority for most companies in 2021. Peter Bendor-Samuel outlines some of the top challenges for companies prioritizing digital transformation in his article for Forbes, Post-COVID IT Modernization And Talent Shortage.

Teams prioritizing digital transformation should also ensure they implement DevOps practices within their IT teams for maximum efficiency. Venky Chennapragada explains how organizations can adopt DevOps in a recent article for InformationWeek, Why DevOps is Critical to Digital Transformation.

The push for modernization extends to the public sector as well. Brandon Edenfield of GCN provides more detail on why government agencies should prioritize digital transformation this year in The Time is Now: Why Government Can’t Put off Modernization.

Business Reliability and Security

In security news this week, a researcher using a novel supply chain attack hacked into the internal systems at a number of major companies, including Apple, Yelp, Tesla, and Microsoft. Sarah Coble provides more details about the vulnerability in a recent Infosecurity Magazine article, Researcher Hacks Apple and Microsoft.

Attackers also exposed a security flaw at Plex Media this week that allows them to exploit Plex to reflect and amplify DDoS attacks. Lance Whitney of TechRepublic shares how network operators can better protect their infrastructure in the article, DDoS-for-Hire Services are Exploiting Plex Media Flaw to Amplify their Attacks.

DDoS Attacks Are on the Rise

Learn why, and how you can mitigate the effects one in our recent blog post.

Practitioners looking for more efficient ways to manage security functions within your microservices system should consider a service mesh, according to Joab Jackson. Check out his recent article for The New Stack, Tetrate: A Service Mesh Can Be the Security Kernel for Distributed Systems.

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